Out of this World Spaghetti and Meatballs*****
Recipe I found online and am anxious to try.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (16 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
- 3 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano(divided)
- 1 dried bay leaf
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound ground round
- 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs -1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 (16 ounce) package thin spaghetti
Adapted from allrecipes.com
1-Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, and cook the onion until lightly brown.
2-Mix in 2 cloves garlic, and cook 1 minute.
3-Stir in crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, 1/2 the oregano, and bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper.
4-Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer while preparing meatballs.
5-In a bowl, mix the ground round, bread crumbs, remaining oregano, remaining garlic, parsley, eggs, and cheese. Season with S &P.
6-Roll into 1 inch balls, and drop into the sauce.
7-Cook 40 minutes in the sauce, or until internal temperature of meatballs reaches a minimum of 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).
8-Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and stir in the spaghetti. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
-Serve the meatballs and sauce over the cooked spaghetti.